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Report: Thomas Robinson likely needs surgery on thumb, would be ready for camp

Jul 18, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

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Thomas Robinson has had a nice Summer League for the Trail Blazers — 13.7 points a game on 50 percent shooting, plus he’s getting 8.7 rebounds a contest. Also, a few nice dunks thrown in there.

But now his summer is about to take a step back.

It looks like he will need surgery on his thumb, reports friend of the site Chris Haynes at

Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers will seek a second opinion on his right thumb, which has a ligament tear.

Surgery is the likely scenario, we’re told, though a final decision has yet to be made. If a surgical procedure is the path, he is expected to undergo surgery sometime next week, we’re told. It would be a simple procedure and a timetable of approximately six weeks is the recovery time for similar operations.

That time frame would have Robinson back in time for training camp. Robinson is expected to get considerable run for the Blazers this season, backing up LaMarcus Aldridge at the four.

Robinson suffered the injury Tuesday in the Trail Blazers’ game against the Hawks.

  1. yesser12 - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    I still don’t know what to think about this guy. Can he be considered a bust or was the draft really weak(Anthony Davis, Beal, Lillard, and maybe Drummond are the only very good players right now)? What is his position too slow and not skilled for sf but too slim for pf. He is an enigma.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 18, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      he got jerked around a lot, hopefully he has some stability and when he gets back from this injury can get some steady playing time and bounce back

  2. ptownbearsfan420 - Jul 18, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Dude is a PF. May be undersized a bit but is a straight up beeeast on the boards. He reminds me a lot of Dennis Rodman, just let this kid get a couple more years under his belt and watch out!!

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